Programs for Middle and High School Students
We all know that our children face (or will soon encounter) some very difficult choices with regard to alcohol and drugs. Studies show that children are exposed to substances at alarmingly young ages. Feelings of curiosity, insecurity, or wanting to "escape" lead our children to try substances.
It’s Not About If, But When…
We know it’s just a matter of time before our children are exposed to drugs and alcohol, if they haven’t been already. Our programs are not about scaring our children, but teaching them that substances are dangerous to their developing brains and bodies. We empower them with facts and help them develop refusal skills in to make informed and healthy choices.
Learn The Facts
There is a lot of misinformation out there about alcohol and drugs. Addiction is often misunderstood and mischaracterized. Learn the facts about substances like nicotine (vaping), alcohol, and marijuana. Learn about drug trends, and recognizing signs of use. Gain information about communication skills, prevention tips, and treatment options. Be informed.
CCSA’s evidence-based educational substance abuse prevention programs are presented by people in recovery and are designed to educate children and empower them make healthy decisions by:
Teaching our children the facts about alcohol and drugs and their effect on their brains and bodies
Explaining the risk of addiction to substances
Discussing the reasons children try drugs and what factors can protect them
Exploring refusal skills and tools that help our children make healthy choices
Learning how to recognize if someone is struggling with substance use and how to help them
Please fill out the form to schedule a presentation in your school. This program is appropriate for both middle and high school Jewish students.
"The CCSA program at our high school provided a comprehensive approach to engaging our students and parents around the critical issue of substance abuse in the community. The program was creative and compelling, and sensitively provided crucial information about substance abuse prevention, education and peer pressure refusal skills, in a dynamic, supportive and relatable manner. We look forward to a continued collaboration with CCSA in the years to come!"
Ruth G. Glasser, PhD, Coordinator of Student Guidance
Naaleh High School for Girls, Fair Lawn NJ
"We are so grateful to CCSA for the presentations offered to our student and parent bodies about teen substance abuse and addiction. The opportunity for students to learn about these topics and ask their questions in an informative, non-judgmental space is invaluable. We greatly appreciate Etiel and Lianne Forman for generously sharing their experiences and perspective with our parent body. Thank you, CCSA, for doing such important work for our community!"
Sara Kalish, LSW
Kohelet Yeshiva, Merion Station PA
"We had the pleasure of having the CCSA substance abuse awareness program for the past two years at BPY. This program, which was carefully designed for yeshiva students, is incredibly informative and engaging. Students' attention was kept by the presenters who focused on various challenges that the students may face, providing effective tools and strategies to utilize in these situations. I would highly recommend this program and look forward to future programs at BPY."
Dr. Talia Hindin, School Psychologist
Ben Porat Yosef, Paramus NJ